Bright Eyes and High Hopes

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sharkvechs:

Loved this episode of UHC, it was intense O_O

i love the coe-vetches dynamic

spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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My therapist just told me a joke.

atthe-end-ofthe-day:

nehoynehoy14:

lilysinthefall:

professorfangirl:

timemachineyeah:

So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”

And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”

SIT DOWN.

i don’t get it

I feel like this is an inside joke that I am not getting

omg google guys, just google the thing you don’t get. two seconds “bechdel test” you will learn so much. 

maddehhey:

PLEASE LISTEN 

Peaceful student protesters in Hong Kong are being tear gassed and pepper sprayed. They are protesting pro-democracy rights and simply want they’re voices to be heard. 

You can read all about the situation here 

Too many times peaceful protesters have been victims of police brutality in an attempt to silence them. This needs to stop before some even more serious damage can be done and by that I mean the loss of lives. 

Pictures via BBC World News 

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say it with me now

emotional

abuse

is

still

abuse

do not fucking tell me someone with abusive parents “had it easy” just because the abuse wasn’t physical or sexual

just don’t

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dreidels:

feministdickjokes:

overtheunderpass:

I can’t promise I’ll keep this up.

Explaining  

Brave women are the life blood. Of. Everything.

sexual assault can turn even the strongest people into their weakest states, but do not see only the surface. do NOT see only the tears. see someone who was affected, and be there for them when they need it. morgan was incredibly brave to post this. and she is one of the strongest, bravest, and kindest people i know. do not skip over this video. it’s an important one.

please watch this brave woman 

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http://battledad.tumblr.com/post/98769388019/noteden-thatblondeperson-so-i-never

noteden:

thatblondeperson:

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So…I never thought I’d be in the position where I’d have to talk about someone whom I was very close to in a negative way…but I know that if I remain quiet like I already have, then I’m only adding to the problem.

noteden already put out a post…

http://overtheunderpass.tumblr.com/post/98771629859/noteden-hi-i-just-wanted-to-say-that-im

noteden:

Hi! I just wanted to say that I’m really happy about all of the discussion going around youtube, tumblr, twitter, and other sites about sexual violence and how to prevent it and how to stand with the victims of these heinous crimes.

I don’t want to take any of the attention away…

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